Insight into the formation mechanism of PtCu alloy nanoparticles

Elina Rubinov, Mahmud Diab, Michael Volokh, Taleb Mokari

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Different compositions of PtCu alloy nanoparticles were formed using one-pot synthesis. The effects of different reaction parameters (precursor type, precursor ratio, stabilizing agent concentration, and temperature) were studied. To achieve an insight into the formation mechanism, a kinetic study of time-evolution of the system was conducted, followed by a study of the influence of the precursor addition step. Studying the formation mechanism of alloy nanoparticles enables a better design of next-generation hybrid metal nano-catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9493-9500
Number of pages8
Issue number40
StatePublished - 28 Oct 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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